The danger of a rigid mindset.

“And they were deeply offended and refused to believe in Him.  Then Jesus told them, ‘A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his own family.’  And so He did only a few miracles there because of their unbelief” (Matthew 13: 57-58).

The seven last words of a dying church is, “We’ve never done it that way before.”  That was the title of a book written by Jack Taylor years ago.  But it is still true today not only for a church but also for an individual.

The people in Jesus’ hometown refused to believe in Him, because their minds were closed.  They thought they knew Jesus’ origin and that settled it.

They along with the religious leaders missed the lifesaving miracles Jesus could have given them, if they had only been willing to believe.

What might we be missing because we’re relying on our thoughts instead of God’s?


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